Thursday, June 17, 2010

Treasure Hunt

During the summer months I am keeping the grandchildren on Thursdays. Today we went on a "Treasure Hunt". Breanna loves to do this so first thing this morning, before the temp began to soar, we left on the Hunt.

What I didn't get a picture of was our journey through a tree row and some tall grass. Here we stopped for a picture. I put Bryce in the wagon so he would not get so tired --'cause you know Grammie would end up carrying him after a while. :/

Bryce didn't want his picture taken.

We had drinks and snacks in the blue bag.

After about 30 minutes, Breanna was ready to ride in the wagon, too!

Grammie got her workout for the day!

All rested up and ready to hop out of the wagon and walk.

My son does photography and I found this awesome background
so I snapped a picture of the kids to show him.

We found this written in the cement.

We think "Kekaw" must have been another name for someone's "Grandpa".

We found cactus growing in some tall grass.

Here are some baby pears growing on a tree.
I told Brea that this was treasure that God left for us to find.

Apples, too!

Breanna found some leaves -- more treasures from God.

Oops, evidence of a mole!

. . . and an armadillo had been digging here!

Another leaf.

Then . . . .
we went into Breanna's "tree house". It's not up in a tree
it's in the trees.
Look what we found!!!!

This "treasure" was left for us by someone with the initials PAPA. :)
Breanna was so surprise and couldn't figure out why it was there or
who would have left it in her tree house.
I told her that we had just found some treasure!!!!
She's only found pretend treasure in the past so this was special.

What a special time it was with these two little sweethearts. They are so much fun. I wonder what adventure awaits us next week?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday precious little boy!
Today you are 2!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Choo Choo . . . Two Two

Our little grandson had his 2nd birthday party Saturday. He will actually be 2 tomorrow. His mother does an awesome job with parties as you will see in the following pictures.

This is his banner and theme. His great grandfather worked on the railroad.
Bryce wore an engineer's cap and overall shorts -- so cute.

Here's the cake I made for him.

The table. The cupcake tree is in the foreground.

Look at these adorable caboose cups!!
The kids loved them.
She also had bandannas, hats and train whistles for each child to take home.

We got him this little train for Christmas and his Mommy
used it as part of the table decor.

The little engineer hang'n out with great grandpa known as "Pa".

Then it was outside to play on the waterslide -- a gift
from his materal grandparents.
This is his sister's best friend.


His Mommy took him down a few times.

His sister loved it!


Then it was Daddy's turn to take the birthday boy down the slide
while Mommy was helping a little friend enjoy the slide, too.

Brent is protecting Bryce's ears from excess water.

Daddy loves his boy!

It's time to open gifts!
Something for the new sandbox!
I don't know if you can see his mouth or not,
but he is making the sound of the truck.
Typical boy!
Tools like Daddy's and PaPa's!

A fire truck!!
This little boy's father is a fireman so he was telling Bryce all about the truck.

Back to the water.
Playing with the water gun.

The slide all to themselves!

It was a wonderful day with family and friends.
All kids had a fun time together.
God has blessed us with two precious and healthy grandchidren.
God is so good!


Sunday, June 6, 2010


I am the "lucky" one who produces the newsletter for our church. Whenever I have some extra space and need something to fill that space, I look on the internet for some interesting items that just might work. Last week I ran across this picture:

Ummmm . . . . I DID NOT put this is the newsletter!!!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Last Monday, May 31 - Memorial Day, a dear friend and ex-boss when home to be with the Lord. This man exemplified, love, faith, dignity and grace. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. When in conversation with him, he had of a way of making you feel as though you were the only person in the world. His precious wife does the same.

His death came sudden and as a shock. He had not been feeling too well and had an upper respiratory infection and wasn't progressing as he should. Tuesday, June 1, the doctors at Baylor Hospital in Dallas drew blood and found that he had acute Leukemia. The doctor delivered a shocking message that there was nothing that could be done, and at his age, he could not withstand the chemo treatments. He was given 3 days to live. He made it to 6 days. Early Monday morning while sleeping, he passed from this life into the next. He spent his last 6 days with family close by. They have some wonderful and precious memories of his last days with them. James was an encourager to others and he continued this until the end. The days ahead will be long and lonely without him, but the family has the Comforter to help them through the rough times ahead.

It can be said that his was a live well lived! He accomplished much in his lifetime, but he would tell you that his greatest accomplishment was his family. Never let us find ourselves taking each other for granted because life is too short and each day with our loved ones and friends is a treasure and gift from God.